Summer Season of Coed Beach Flag Football starts SOON in Belmont Shores, Long Beach!! Here are a few additional details that might help you prepare for your first game… If you have ANY questions not answered here, please don’t hesitate to email or call us!
Open House FREE PLAY Scrimmage : 10:30AM on Sunday June 14th. Each season we offer a scrimmage open house to allow new & veteran players to come meet new faces and to get a chance to have any of their questions answered in person. This season will be hosted onsite at the beach in the form of a free-play beach football scrimmage… you are invited to join us! RSVP and Learn More @ https://www.facebook.com/events/491919807625523/
League Dates: Summer season of Coed Beach Flag Football will begin officially on Sunday, June 21st and continues for 8 weeks. Week One of Playoffs take place on August 2nd, and Championship Games on August 9th.
Registration Deadline(s): In order to receive a team T-shirt on week 2, we request you get signed up by Midnight on Thursday, June 18th. Free Agents will be placed before Saturday, June 20th and introduced via email to their new team captain.
Long Beach Game Location : Games are played on the beach at 54th Street & Claremont. Metered parking is available in the city lot.
Week One Instructions : Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes early before your game on the first week. Once you arrive at the beach, you’ll need to go directly to the main tent to sign in and receive your wristband (wristbands are required to play this first week), a VIP card, and ask any questions you may have.
Rules: You can familiarize yourself with a full list of rules on our website: http://www.beachcitysports.com/rules/ . (Rules are the same for both divisions)
Photos & Facebook : Weekly professional photos of the games are posted on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beachcitysports . Recently Facebook started altering the way we can communicate with you as our ‘fans’ in an effort to make more FB Advertising dollars. We in-turn are reaching out to you as captains to make a request that you make it a priority to INVITE your friends & teammates to upcoming events, as well as to COMMENT on posts made by our Facebook Page in order to allow more mutual friends to see the posts! (We can no longer personally invite anyone to our FB Events)
Schedule: Your first game will be at either 10:30 or 11:30AM on Sunday June 21st. The schedule for the entire season has been published online at Noon on Friday, June 19th; You will view your team’s schedule for the entire season at that time on our mobile-friendly website :: http://www.beachcitysports.com/schedule-all-sports/ . Any games you are not able to attend, please communicate with your team captain to let them know in advance.
Clothing: Team shirts are DRY FIT again by popular demand this season, and will be received no later than the 3rd week. For the first week we recommend you bring both a light and dark shirt to represent home & away. Proper attire throughout the season will include comfortable shorts or pants without belt loops (avoid baggy shorts that impede with hanging flags). Shirts are required to be TUCKED IN if they interfere with the flag-belt in any way. We also suggest bringing socks just in case the sand is too hot or cold. Flags & other equipment will be provided.
Food & Drinks: Hydration is important when playing outdoor sports, so please be sure to pack your own water bottle. Water and Sunrype Fruit Bars will be provided for free under the main tent, however please feel free to bring your own coolers, snacks, and drinks. (There will be no concession stand open during summer leagues) After the games, both of our Sponsor Bars will be offering 25% off their regularly-priced food AND drinks menu to all players who have possession of your VIP card.
Player of the Week: Each week our Referees will choose one Player of the Week who will receive a BCS ‘Game Ball’ to commemorate their good game! As with all weekly prizes, make sure you or your team captain checks into our main tent to receive your prize the following week.
Performance Challenges: Each week we will announce a performance challenge (beginning with week 2). These challenges will consist of -but not limited to – the team with the most touchdowns, 2point conversions, interceptions, etc. The award is a pitcher of beer of your choice at the sponsor bar, and is awarded the following week from our registration tent. It is your team captain’s responsibility to pick up your award within 2 weeks of winning it!
Team Spirit Challenges: Every week we will hand out an award for the team showing the most spirit. There are no rules for this challenge, just be creative and have fun! The award is a pitcher of your choice at the Sponsor Bar! Your prize will be awarded the following week from our registration tent. It is your team captain’s responsibility to pick up your award within 2 weeks of winning it!
Bad Weather Days: No need to stress about days that bring rain or too strong of wind! In light weather cases we most-often will still play; however if bad weather were to happen, we will ‘call’ bad weather days by 9AM on game day via facebook (www.facebook.com/beachcitysportsemail) and by informing each team captain with a text message. Instead of playing, we will stay dry by enjoying dinner & drinks as a group on either Main Street or the peninsula!
Lastly, Tell a Friend! We still have room for up to 4 more teams this Summer Season, and team captains have until 24 hours before the league starts to register online. Your friends can learn more about their options at www.beachcitysports.com/.
Please don’t hesitate to call, text, or email us anytime if you have any questions or concerns not addressed in this email. Good Luck Everyone & We’ll See you on the Sand…!